The brilliant new thriller from the award-winning author of The Long Drop.
Denise Mina is the author of the Garnethill trilogy, the Paddy Meehan series and the Alex Morrow series. She has won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award twice and was inducted into the Crime Writers' Association Hall of Fame in 2014. The Long Drop won the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2017 and the Gordon Burn Prize. Conviction is the co-winner of the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2019 and it was selected for Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine Book Club. Denise has also written plays and graphic novels, and presented television and radio programmes. She lives and works in Glasgow.
"Denise Mina is the cream of the crop, an author who pushes the
crime novel in new and exciting directions"
"This highly original, ballsy thriller is like nothing you have read - or Denise Mina has written - before" -- Mark Sanderson * The Times, *Books of the Year* *
"Not a single word is wasted in this beautifully written novel. Unsettling, evocative and staggeringly good, it is possibly Mina's finest achievement" * Daily Express *
"A wonderfully atmospheric, unsettling read." -- Louise Rhind-Tutt * i *
"It is clear from the very start of Denise Mina's Conviction quite how much fun she - and her readers - are about to have... Mina is such a classy writer and Anna is a darkly brilliant creation" * Observer *
"A twisting, darkly comic, thrill-a-minute ride across Europe. If you loved Killing Eve, you'll devour Conviction"
"Deeply unsettling and thought provoking in all the best ways" -- Doug Johnstone * Big Issue *
"The Long Drop is an exceptional book. The pages reek of fifties Glasgow, forming an oppressive backdrop to a true crime story that fascinates and appals from start to finish. Mina's prose cuts to the bone, laying bare the prideful wickedness of men in a tale that is as often touching as it is frightening. A feast of a crime novel." * Stuart Neville *
"A mischievous sense of fun exists alongside a capacity to generate genuine edge-of-your-seat thrills and some thought-provoking moments. You won't have more fun with a book this year" * Sunday Express *
"Gripping, intricate and wonderfully twisty . . . Superb"
"The Long Drop is a fascinating, quietly insidious work, unsettling but absorbing" -- Marcel Berlins * The Times *
"Denise Mina brilliantly manages to be funny, heart-wrenching, gut-punching and addictive all at once: a fabulous, captivating novel"
"It is a beautifully written book, a masterpiece by the woman who may be Britain's finest living crime novelist" * Daily Telegraph *
"Denise Mina is crime-writing royalty"
"The Long Drop is not just a success and a thrilling read in its own right, but a game-changer for the genre." -- Stuart Kelly * Scotland on Sunday *